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Weird Tip That Really Works: For Perfect Bacon, Add a Little Water to the Pan | The Kitchn

Preserving Garlic for the Winter "This garlic tastes FRESH. If you've ever bought a jar of minced garlic or peeled cloves in oil or vinegar, this doesn't resemble any of those things"

Freezing buttermilk or heavy cream cubes for cooking. I never use a whole carton nor do I have in stock when a recipe calls for a bit! Such a great idea!

Jello Icing ~ 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1-2 Tablespoons of hot water. Stir in 1 to 1-1/2 Tablespoons of Jello powder into the icing until it reaches the desired color then thin it out a little more with hot water. The Jello powder does make the icing thicker, so you will have to adjust the moisture as necessary.

Tip: How to soften butter quickly. Don't put in microwave since it may over soften or cause melting. Roll b/t sheets of wax paper for perfectly softened butter, ready for beating.

Cupcakes baked in ketchup cups, so cute for a party or a shower! You can use a flat baking sheet too as the cups are strong enough and don't need a muffin tin.

5 basic tools for cake decorating

Food coloring amounts to make all these different shades of frosting

Emergency Ingredient Substitutions for Baking

How To Cook Steaks On Your Stovetop That Taste Better Than in a Fancy Restaurant

another pinner said: "my mom does this-Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding. I do this with strawberries and they last for weeks!"